Wild Goose Chase is one of those books that you can sit down and read in a few sittings. You’ll find the contents of the book affecting your daily life. In a good way, of course. It leaves me wondering, daily, if my guardian angel is yawning or working hard to protect me as I chase the God-sized dreams that have been placed in my heart.
I regularly read Mark Batterson’s blog. I almost feel like I went on part of the journey of writing the book. Throughout the authoring of this book, he and people from his church were praying for the right people to have this book in their hands. He was praying for every person who would ever read the book. Their prayers have proven fruitful and will prove fruitful.
I’m not someone who jumps on the bandwagon of the latest book on Christian living that comes fresh off the presses. However, I fully intend to buy this book for my friends who are on a Wild Goose Chase. Go buy the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or wherever you buy your books. Read this book if you are a Christian or if you are not. I really believe that reading this book will challenge you to be the person you were created to be. Check out www.chasethegoose.com to read more for yourself!
Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect.
“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something….
Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” –from the introduction.
Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of Washington, DC’s National Community Church, widely recognized as one of America’s most innovative churches. NCC meets in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the city, as well as in a church-owned coffee house near Union Station. More than seventy percent of NCC’ers are single twentysomethings who live or work on Capitol Hill. Mark is the author of the best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day and a widely read blogger (www.markbatterson.com). He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.